Sapa with Halong Bay (Vietnam) 10 days


Travel Period:

Sep 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017

Jan 10, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018

High Season: add $350

Dec 1, 2017 - Jan 9, 2018

VARIATION SFO/LAX SINGLE& SUPPL. SINGLE TRAVELER
Variation A $1,948 $331 $2,870
Variation B $2,375 $585 $3,545

*Price per person based on double occupancy

For departure on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday - add $100.00 weekend surcharge each person.

Includes fuel surcharges & other taxes.

 

DAY 1: DEPARTURE

Depart from San Francisco / Los Angeles to Hanoi on major airlines

DAY 2: HANOI

Arrival in Hanoi.
Transfer.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 3: HANOI

(BREAKFAST)

Sightseeing in Hanoi 
Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, HANOI still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shophouses invite an exciting exploration by walking, while its many beautiful public spaces - lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and monuments - give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals. Begin your day visiting the HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM, where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. The Mausoleum is closed on every Mondays and Fridays and closes annually in October and November for restoration. Continue through the park to HO CHI MINH'S STILT HOUSE,the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his final days (1969). Preserved in the same condition as during his life, it may be viewed through the windows. Continue to the miniature ONE PILLAR PAGODA. Also dating from the 11th century, this monument was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French in 1954. Today it stands near the vast HO CHI MINH MEMORIAL COMPLEX, a lovely park setting which is home to Ho Chi Minh's final resting place, as well as a museum and other memorials.

The TEMPLE OF LITERATURE - a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and one of the best serving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam's first university. Afterwards head to visit one of Hanoi's famous museums, the MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY (Closed on Mondays and Vietnam New Year), which brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings. In the afternoon, visit HOAN KIEM LAKE and NGOC SON TEMPLE, located in heart of Hanoi, which contains an islet with the tiny TORTOISE PAGODA. Enroute, pass other colonial landmarks such as the magnificent OPERA HOUSE (may be seen from the outside only) and ST JOSEPH'S CATHEDRAL.
*HCM Maosoleum is closed on Mon, Fri, & Public Holidays, & can visit in the morning only. 
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 4: HANOI - TRAIN (BREAKFAST / LUNCH: PICNIC BOX) (VIETNAM)

Excursion to visit local handicraft villages.
Tour different villages surrounding Hanoi that specialize in certain handicrafts. Visits include BAT TRANG, which produces traditional ceramics; DONG HO, a center for traditional painting; and DONG CAO, which manufactures Rhamnoneuron paper.

Visit But Thap Pagoda. BUT THAP PAGODA (NINH PHUC PAGODA): known for its four storey stone stupa dedicated to the monk Chuyet Cong. The pagoda was rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Transfer to/from train station.
By train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
Overnight in Train.

DAY 5: LAO CAI - SAPA

(BREAKFAST)

By vehicle from Lao Cai to Sa Pa with a visit to Coc Ly market (Tuesday only) and boat trip on the Chay River Travel through dramatic mountainous terrain by vehicle, continuing by boat along the Chay river. At COC LY, a small market every Tuesday draws ethnic minorities from the whole area, including Flower Hmong, Black Dzao and Tay people. Breakfast at the hotel.
Overnight in Sa Pa.

DAY 6: SAPA

(BREAKFAST)

Excursion to Cat Cat and Ta Phin with trek Travel down a winding road to the Black Hmong village of CAT CAT, past beautiful mountain scenery. Wander through the village, visiting the traditional houses and observing the rural way of life. Afterwards, continue to the handicraft village of TA PHIN, inhabited by the Red Dzao, known for their distinctive red headscarves. Time at leisure.
Overnight in Sa Pa.

DAY 7: SAPA - LAO CAI - TRAIN (BREAKFAST)

By vehicle from Sa pa to Lao Cai with sightseeing at Bac Ha (Sundays only) Visit the colorful market at Bac Ha, where ethnic minorities from around the region gather to trade water buffalo, livestock and handicrafts. The people inhabiting the area are mainly Flower H'mong, but there are also Dzao, Nung, Xa Fang, Phu La, Thai and many more ethnicities as well. By train from Lao Cai to Hanoi.
Overnight in Train.

DAY 8: HANOI - HALONG - CABIN / ONBOARD (VIETNAM)

Transfer to/from train station.
Breakfast at local restaurant.
By vehicle from Hanoi (city) to Halong.
Transfer to/from Tuan Chau Marina Port.
Cruise aboard traditional junk through Halong Bay, Day 1 of 2 (No local guide) Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay, en route we have a short stop for break. 
Transfer by tender to your comfortable junk and enjoy a welcome drink aboard. Begin your cruise through majestic Halong Bay while lunch is served. Enjoy the magical bay where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragon's teeth. The junk continues cruising through the fishing village on the bay and pass the spectacular limestone caves dotted around the bay, soak up the sun on the top deck with optional onboard activities: sunbathing, photo shooting.In the evening the chef will prepare a splendid meal comprised of fresh seafood dishes and other traditional dishes. Overnight onboard Overnight in cabin / onboard (Vietnam)

DAY 9: CABIN/ONBOARD (VIETNAM) - HALONG - HANOI

(BREAKFAST)

Cruise aboard traditional junk through Halong Bay, Day 2 of 2 (No local guide) Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out your luggage and say good bye Halong Bay.
By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi (city) Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 10: HANOI - DEPARTURE

(BREAKFAST) 

Transfer to airport for your departure flight back home.

  • Roundtrip Economy class airfare on Major airlines
  • Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
  • Sightseeing tours and admission fees according to itinerary
  • Train ticket(s) according to the itinerary.
  • Boat ticket(s) according to the itinerary.
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees - **Visa Procedure: Vietnam
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, mini bar, drinks/meals out of itinerary, and etc.
VARIATION HANOI TRAIN SAPA 

CABIN/ONBOARD 

Variation A Sunway Hotel Hanoi 
(Superior)

Livitrans Express 
(New Deluxe Cabin with 4 beds/Hanoi-Lao Cai )

Bamboo Sapa Hotel
(Superior)
Halong Sails 
(Deluxe /2D1N/ Without Kayak)
Variation B Pullman Hanoi Hotel 
(Standard)

Victoria Express Train 
(Superior with 4 beds/ RT/ Dining Car)

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa 
(Superior)
Paradise Luxury Cruise 
(Deluxe /2D1N/ Without kayak)

Starting $1,948.00
per person based on double occupancy

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